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Low Vitamin E During Pregnancy Increases Baby's Asthma Risk

by Medindia Content Team on September 16, 2006 at 7:48 PM
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Low Vitamin E During Pregnancy Increases Baby's Asthma Risk

Researchers at the University of Aberdeen in the UK say in a new study that low maternal levels of Vitamin E are linked to increased risk of asthma in kids. The study is a continuation of a previous one where the same team showed that low vitamin E in mothers was linked to increased wheezing risk in children aged 2 years.

In this study researchers followed 1,000 children at five years. They found that a child's risk of asthma, persistent wheeze, wheezing or asthma during the previous year, was linked to low levels of vitamin E during their mother's pregnancy.

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Dr. Graham Devereux, lead author of the study said that low vitamin E possibly impairs lung development in the womb or affects the immune system. He told Reuters that the study did not recommend that pregnant women start taking increased vitamin E; rather they should follow healthy diets.

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